Mark W. Coleman, 36, is accused of using two credit cards to "pop open" his cell door at the Lake County lockup, leaving his cell and punching another inmate several times in the face and head.
Records show Woods initially was charged with the more severe offenses of burglary, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, and armed robbery for also stealing a package of cookie dough from the shooting victim's home.
A Valparaiso man, accused of strangling his roommate, spoke incoherently at times during his initial hearing Monday and wore jail garb designed to prevent him from harming himself or others.
A 60-year-old man taken to the hospital early Tuesday after being battered and strangled in the 700 block of Center Street has died and his alleged assailant has been charged, according to officials.
Officers were called out at 1:20 a.m. and found one man down as a result of injuries, Valparaiso police Capt. Joe Hall said.
Johnson was covered in blood when he met East Chicago police outside the home in the 4300 block of Magoun Avenue and said, "I did it, I shot them both," court records state.
"This is not an easy case to decide," the judge said. "Look at the victim's wounds and how they were inflicted. He was shot and beaten, because apparently the shots weren't enough."
Tavaris L. Cooley, 46, is accused of confronting a man inside the Gas Center Liquor store in the 5600 block of Indianapolis Boulevard, shooting the man in the stomach and fleeing.
Ramiro Malagon, 34, can be seen in a business surveillance video firing a black semi-automatic handgun at his wife's friend five times March 21 in the 700 block of Chicago Street, court records state.
The man, who did not have a gun when he was shot, suffered a great loss of blood and extreme pain, according to court records.
Danielle T. Brown, 21, is accused of pulling out a switchblade Jan. 9 and beginning to slice and cut at a woman's face as the woman drove.
Javonte J. Miles has been in custody since July 25, when he is accused of running over the businessman, attempting to carjack a driver on I-80/94, ramming a police car and driving at a state trooper.
Curtis Jones, who now is living and working in Florida, is accused of beating his infant son and leaving the boy disabled and with a much shorter life expectancy.
Jesus A. Ramirez, 27, was fitted with a GPS-equipped ankle bracelet while awaiting trial on charges alleging he shot a 31-year-old man Nov. 21 at Mi Cantina bar, 3425 Central Ave.
Richard Burgess, 22, of Gary, testified Thursday he was not the man who entered the home of Jessie Brown, 29, and others July 3, 2018, in Gary and fired about 20 shots. Brown was killed, and his girlfriend and her brother were wounded.
Investigators reviewed a number of photographs of Morgan taken the night of her death and noted bruising and scratches on her head that were not present before Harling took her into the bathroom, records allege.
The woman told police Johnson called and asked her to talk, so she agreed.
Nicholas Powers told the court he struggled with drug addiction before the attack and likely would have ended up dead if he had continued on that path.
Jail officials wrote in court filings that Javonte Miles does not seem to care about the injuries he suffered when he fell at least 20 feet in a jump over an interstate wall. He's accused of intentionally running over a Hammond businessman, stealing a car, attempting to carjack a second car and nearly hitting a state trooper.
Joseph Scott told police he was at the apartment when he heard the man tell his mother, "See, now you need your (expletive) whooped," according to charging documents.
Corey L. Thomas' child witnessed the attack March 10, 2015, outside an apartment in the 3800 block of Huron Court in East Chicago's Harbor section, police said.
A Gary man convicted of criminal recklessness for shooting into the Hobart Walmart store on Sept. 30, 2018 is not entitled to any reduction in his three-year prison term.
Javonte J. Miles, 21, of Arizona, is being held at the Lake County Jail on new charges of attempted murder, attempted robbery, battery on a public safety official and resisting law enforcement.
He is accused of attacking his grandmother as she wrapped Valentine's Day gifts before turning the knife on his grandfather, after his grandfather told him to move out for smoking marijuana.
Police responded about 9:15 p.m. July 23 and found the man and Brown walking in circles in the street. The front of the man's shirt was covered in blood.